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15.—Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes of the

American Frontier ; with Brief Notices of Passing Events, Facts and Opinions, A. D. 1812 to A. D. 1842. By HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT. 8vo., pp. 703. Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Co.

The author of these memoirs has already become well known to the public by his works on the Indian Tribes of the North-West and kindred subjects. In these pages he spreads before us many of the daily incidents of a thirty years' residence on the Western frontiers. These facts are interspersed with much information, both of a civil and a scientific character. The latter relates to the mineralogy of the country, and its physical geography, while the former refers more directly to the official intercourse of the writer with the tribes. The work introduces us to a great variety of characters, the names of many of whom are familiar. It will be found one of the most instructive and generally agreeable volumes which has been offered to the public, in relation to that famous race of men who are now so rapidly passing away. 16.The Human Body and its Connection with Man, Illustrated by the Principal

Organs. By JAMES J. G. WILKINSON, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. 12mo., pp. 411. Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Co.

The appearance of this volume should be hailed with gratification by all friends of science, especially of the science of man. It will, however, be some little time before it comes to be understood; but it is none the less valuable on that account. It is rather difficult to understand clearly the meaning of the author in every sentence, in consequence of the novel views presented, and the novel service required of language, which the author uses with great power and force. Neither are we prepared to assent to the views of the writer, but these, especially as they relate to human physiology, will do much to break down that torpidity of spirit which has seemed to hang upon the subject. It is for this object we are pleased to see the work, and we recommend it as one of thought and power to all readers. 17.T'he North Carolina Reader : Containing a History and Description of North

Carolina, Selections in Prose and Verse, Historical and Chronological Tables, and a Variety of Miscellaneous Information and Statistics. By C. H. Wiley. Illustrated with engravings, and designed for families and schools. 12mo., pp. 359. Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Co.

The selections in this work are made from speeches, writings, &c., of eminent citizens of North Carolina, and will be instructive to those who are not familiar with the history of that State. 18.-Jamie Gordon; or the Orphan. 12mo., pp. 326. New York: Carter & Brothers.

As a tale of life in the East this is one of uncommon interest. The little hero is a character worthy of imitation of all youth. The influence of these pages is of the best kind, and the volume is justly entitled to a place among the books of every family. 19.—The Lady's Companion ; or Sketches of Life, Manners, and Morals at the present day. Edited by A Lady. 12mo., pp. 388. Philadelphia : Peck & Bliss.

The contents of this volume have been selected from the choicest articles of many writers of the best class. They consist of pieces in perceptive, elegant, and imaginative literature, with here and there a gem of poetry, all bearing an intimate relation to the conduct of life, and and addressed to female readers. 20.–Agatha's Stories. The Thunder Storm, and Other Tales. Marie the Orphan,

and Other Tales. Philadelphia : Hagar, Perkins & Co.

The design of this admirable series of books is to embody moral truths, in the form of simple illustrations adapted to the comprehension of young children. This design the writer has accomplished in a manner that cannot fail of rendering them among the most attractive as well as instructive books of the class. 21.The Soldier's Cap; or, I'll be a General. Timour the Tartar; or, I'll be a Con

queror. Philadelphia : Hagar, Perkins & Co. Two pretty and interesting bistorical stories, in which the author shows that while history proves that many great and good men have acquired the reputation of conquerors, military fame is neither the most desirable nor enduring; and at the same time time corrects the taste for war, so prevalent among the youth of our country.

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22.Handbook of the Useful Arts ; including Agriculture, Architecture, Domestic

Economy, Engineeriny, Machinery, Manufactures, Mining, Photographic and Telegraphic Art; being an exposition of their principles and practice, and a compend of

American and European inventions. By T. ANTISELL, M. D. 12mo. pp. 692. 23.—Handbook of Universal Biography. By PARKE GODWIN. 12mo., pp. 821

New York: G. P. Putnam.

The Home Cyclopedia of Mr. Putnam to which these two volumes belong, promises to be one of the most valuable productions of the season.

In six volumes it will comprise all the leading and important departments of knowledge. The volumes before us which are probably fair specimens of the work, are admirable as bandbooks, or dictionaries of reference in the subjects to which they relate. They are brought up to the latest period,—the information is from the most reliable sources, and they have been edited by gentlemen of taste and intelligence. As an American work, adapted as well to the state of knowledge in this country as elsewhere, they are entitled to the first rank. 24.-Rural Homes; or Sketches of Houses Suited to American Country Life, with Original Plans, Designs, &c. By GERVASSE WHEELER. 12mo., pp. 298. New York: Charles Scribner.

All those who contemplate building a place of residence, may perhaps derive advantage from this volume. It commences with the first foot-tread upon the spot chosen for the house; explains the considerations that should weigh in selecting a site; gives models of buildings suited to particular localities, differing in character, extent, and cost ; shows how to harmonize the building with the surrounding scenery, and to reconcile expenditure with refinement of taste; teaches how to warm and ventilate healthfully, and to furnish and ornament a house and complete the outbuildings. It is prepared with judgment, and displays excellent taste combined with economy in its recommendations. 25.-Sacred Streams ; or the Ancient and Modern History of the Rivers of the Bible, By Philip Herey Gosse. Edited by GEO. B. CHEEVER, D.D. Embellished with fifty illustrations. 12mo., pp. 360. New York: Stringer & Townsend.

As a work for the perusal of those who are seriously inclined and at the same time desire to obtain information, this is entitled to be received with considerable favor. The Rivers and Streams of Palestine and the neighboring lands, hallowed by their mention in the Bible, and the narratives of high interest connected with these scenes, are the objects of the work. It is written in a lively and attractive manner, at the same time it has a spirit of devotion spread through its pages sufficient to render it a general work for the Sunday reading, which it was destined to furnish. The embellishments are exceedingly numerous, and form not the least attractive feature of the volume. 26.-A

year abroad; or, Sketches of travel in Great Britain, France and Switzerland. By WILLARD C. GEORGE. 12mo. pp. 248. Boston: A. Tompkins. An American

Europe, who shall preserve his American principles and views and look at the world around him in that light is

rare character. The present volume may be regarded as an exception to the numerous eulogies on foreign countries. In this respect, the reader will find in its pages much to interest him. It is to be regretted, that the author had not been better acquainted with continental languages, thereby to have entered more fully into the spirit of the manners and customs of the people. 27.The Christian Victor ; or, Mortality and Immortality: including Happy DeathScenes. By J. G. Adams. 18mo. pp. 216. Boston: A Tompkins.

The author of this volume is one of those whose charity leads to the conviction of the future bliss of all mankind. It is under this genial and consoling thought that the contents of this volume have been written. The first part treats of death and kindr subjeets relating to this life, and is followed by the details of a large number of happy death-scenes in various parts of the country. It is written in a tender and kindly spirit. 28.-Ruth Churchill; or, the True Protestant. A Tale for the Times. By a LADY OF

VIRGINIA. 12mo., pp. 224. New York: C. Shepard & Co.

Under the form of a very pleasing tale this author attempts to expose what she regards as follies in the Protestant Episcopal Church. These relate rather to the doctrines of the “Tractarians.” To those who sympathize with her views this will prove an interesting tale.

29.-Sketches in Ireland. By W. M. THACKERAT, author of “ Vanity Fair,” &c. Em

bellished with thirty-eight engravings from original designs by the author. 8vo., pp. 172. New York: H. Long & Bros. Philadelphia : T. B. Peterson.

Thackeray is too well known as an author to need commendation. His Irish Sketches are among his best things. With such a field for humor and in such hands, a work that is produced cannot well be otherwise than instructive and entertaining. 30.-Sir Roger De Coverley. By the SPECTATOR. 12mo., pp. 233. Boston: Ticknor,

Reed & Fields.

Those papers of the Spectator in which Addison draws the admirable character of Sir Roger De Coverley, form the contents of this volume. It is one of the choicest gems of literature, and in the beautiful dress in which Messrs. Tickoor & Co. have issued it, few works of the kind are to be preferred. 31.-—Florence, the Parish Orphan; and a Sketch of the Village in the Last Century.

By Eliza BUCKMINSTER LEE, author of “ Naomi.” 12mo., pp. 176 Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields.

Two brief tales are here presented to the reader. They are marked by that delineation of the affectionate and simple minded christian character which shines so brightly. The style in which they are written is quite smooth and flowing, and they possess far more than ordinary merit. 32.-Chambers' Papers for the People. Vol. 1. 12mo., pp. 260. Philadelphia: J. W.

Moore & Co. New York: 0. A. Roorback.

This volume is the first of a series of twelve, which are intended to form a valuable library of popular information. The papers are of a higher character and better order than the contents of such volumes generally. 33.—The Game Cock of the Wilderness; or, The Life and Times of Dan Marble. By

FALCONBRIDGE. 12mo., pp. 235. New York : Dewitt & Davenport.

This memoir of the noted comic actor, Marble, is well done; it abounds in anecdotes and incidents full of entertainment. 34.- Pickings from the Portfolio of the Young 'Un. 12mo. pp. 159. New York;

H. Long & Bro's.

These pages contain Yankee stories, or rather stories illustrative of the Yankee character: they are apt and humorous. 35.- Dreamland by Daylight. A Panorama of Romance. By CAROLINE CHESEBORO.

12mo., pp. 422. New York: J. S. Redfield.

As a series of miscellaneous papers, the contents of this volume possess much sweetness and beauty. The language is very smooth and flowing; the tales abound in pleasing scenes and impressive incidents, such as are calculated to please all readers, and find favor with the accomplished and discriminating. 36.- Utterance; or Private Voices for the Public Heart. A Collection of Home Poems.

By Caroline A. Briggs. 12mo., pp. 255. Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co.

This is better than the mass of fragmentary poems. Many of them have mucb sweetness, and smoothness, and grandeur of thought. They display much skill in versification, and will be read with entertainment and gratification. 37.-Reveries of an Old Maid, embracing Important Hints to Young Men, Illustrative

of the Notable Arrangements of that celebrated establishment, ' Capsicum House." Embellished with forty-three Original Engravings. Second edition. 12mo., pp. 188. New York: Dewitt & Davenport.

As a satire upon many of the follies connected with the manner of educating young ladies of the present day, this volume possesses much merit. The humor is inexhaustible, and quite free froin affectation and weakness. 38.—A Method of Horsemanship, founded upon new principles, including the breaking

and training of horses with instructions for obtaining a good seat. Illustrated with engravings. By F. BOUCHER. From the ninth Paris edition.

No works on this subject have ever met with the rapid success of this volume. It seems to bave become authority in the troops of France. In the author's opinion, the horse requires a preparatory exercise to enable his forces to afford each other mutual assistance; without this, everything becomes mechanical and hazardous, as well on his part as on that of the rider.

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CONTENTS OF NO. II., VOL. XXVI.

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I. FREE NAVIGATION OF THE RIVER PARANA AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. By E. A.
Horkins, Esq., of New York....

147 II. THE CULTURE OF COTTON IN TURKEY, By John P. Brown, Esq., of the United States Legation, at Constantinople, Turkey....

156 III. THE FISHERIES OF THE UNITED STATES. CHAPTER 11.- Description of fishing

grounds, Habits of the fish (cod and mackerel)- Mode of pursuil-Outfit-Cure-Quanlity of catch, etc.-CHAPTER 1V.-Tonnage table, 1675 to 1850-Cause of fluctuation of tonnage--Comparison with whaling tonnage, etc.-CHAPTER V.-Tables of fishing tonnage in 1797, 1815, and 1848, by States and in the different poris-Leading fishing ports-Comparison of coasting and fishing tonnage of Massachusetts - Mackerel inspected in Massachusetts, 1819.- CHAPTER VI.--Tubles of exports of fish fruin United States from 1791 to 1849-Export of ish from 1831 w 1844, compared with export of beef and pork and cotton

piece gouds-Domestic pruduce export of Massachusetts, etc. By E. HALE, Jr., of N. Y. 159 IV. COMMERCIAL CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE UNITED STATES.-No. xxix.--Trade and Commerce of Baltimore in 1850-51.....

172 V. OPDYKE'S POLITICAL ECONOMY......

184 VI. DR. HARE ON THE LAW OF STORMS.-STRICTURES UPON A REPORT RESPECTING

STORMS, RECENTLY MADE BY PROFESSOR ESPY TO THE SECRETARY OF THE Navy, etc.. 190 VII. LIFE INSURANCE. By Joseph B. COLLINS, Esq., President of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York....

196
JOURNAL OF MERCANTILE LAW.
The law of bank checks, aud the legal distinction between checks and bills of exchange.. 199

COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE AND REVIEW:
EXBRACING A FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL REVIEW OF THE UNITED STATES, ETC., ILLUSTRA-

TED WITH TABLES, ETC., AS FOLLOWS:
The opening trade of the new year-Sudden closing of internal navigation disappointing the expec-
tations or forwarders-Dificulty in collecting dues-Inactivity in foreign and domestic goods-
Prospects for the spring Irade-Improved tone of the market in relerence to foreign fabrics-
Lessons taught by the recent check given to businesy -- Absence of any general spirit of specu-
lation-Healthy condition of the currency, notwithstanding the scarcity of money in the inte-
rior-Quarterly statement of the New York city banks- Do. of the Massachusetts banks-State-
ment of the bank of Georgia -Deposits and coinage at the l'nited States mints—Complete
yearly statements of the Commerce of the port of New York--Imports and exports at New York
for 1851 -Summary statement showing value of imports warehouse-d-Summary showing value
of dutiable and free foreign gouds exported--Incrense of imporis, chiefly in general merchan-
dise, and not dry goods-- Statement showing the value and description of dry goods imported
at New York in 1831-Decrease in woolens, cottons, and linens, and increase in silks and mis-
cellaneous dry goods-Exports of domestic collons frum New York and Busion for a series of
years, etc.....

209-217 VOL. XXVI.-10. II.

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JOURNAL OF BANKING, CURRENCY, AND FINANCE.

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Money of Paper, or Inconvertible Paper-Money. By A. E. Dudok Bousquet, of Pella, (Holland Settlement,) lowa......

217 Debt and Finances of Virginia, September 30, 1851..

219 Condition of the banks of Baltimore, January 5th, 1851..

220 Statistics of banks of Massachusetts for each year om 1803 to 1851.

220 Finances of Massachusetts in 1852... Condition of the New Orleans banks, January, 1852.

223 Condition of each bank in Ohio in November, 1851...

224 Capital and dividends of Boston insurance companies in 1849-50-51 Prices of leading stocks in the New York market in each month of 1851..

228 Prices of stocks in the Baltimore market in each month of 1851....

229 Taxes in the Sandwich Islands.-Progress of mail transportation in U. S. from 1790 to 1835.. 231 Receipts, expenditures, and extent of mail transportation in U.S. in each year from 1840 to 1851. 23:32 Debt and finances of the United States in 1851-52.

233 Condition of savings banks in Massachusetts in 1851..

23+ United States mint from Mr. Secretary Corwin's report.

234

COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS.

Custom regulations of Shanghai....
Tare on sugar hogsheads.--Treaty with the Sandwich Islands........

237 238

NAUTICAL INTELLIGENCE.
Maury's sailing directions and charts..
Horsburg liy hi-house.-Pedra Branca...

239

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COMMERCIAL STATISTICS. Exports of Cuban products for a series of years..

242 New York manufactured tobacco statement.-The coal trade of Philadelphia....

244 Anthracite coal trade of United States in 1850–51.--Imports, production, and consumpt'n of iron 245 Lumber trade of Bangor, Maine, in 1851. -The British corn trade for 154 years..

246 Foreign and domestic exports from United States from 1821 to 1851...

247 Exports of breadstuffs and provisions from United States from 1821 to 1851. Vessels arrived at Baltimore in 1851.-Prices of whisky in barrels at Baltimore in 1851..

248

RAILROAD, CANAL, AND STEAMBOAT STATISTICS.
Statistics of the canals of Ohio from 1846 to 1851
Railroads of the United States, Jan. 1, 1852.- The first steamboat on the Ohio River..
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Through tickets between New York and Washington...
The Schuylkill Navigation Company.....
Railway traveling in Russia.- Increase of railway traffic in the United Kingdom..

2.19 250 251 252 253 234 255

JOURNAL OF MINING AND MANUFACTURES.

Coal mines in South America...
Gaylor's Salamander Safe........
Manufactures in Georgia..
The production and manufacture of wines in Hungary.
A valuable Plumbago mine
Patent ventilator for ships...
The song of iron. By G. w. Cutter..

255 256 257 258 259 259 260

MERCANTILE MISCELLAXIES.
The Mercantile Association of St. Louis and the Merchants' Magazine..
Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia...
Bonynge on the Future Wealth of America...
The philosophy of advertising..
Success in life, or hints for merchants..
Commerce in the North-west...
Cotton growing in Natal.,
To those who write for the Merchants' Magazine..

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THE BOOK TRADE. Notices of 46 new Books, or new Editions...

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